50th Anniversary of Desegregation
Celebration of Diversity Breakfast, September 12, 2013
On September 12, 2013, at 7:30 AM in the Guillot University Center on the UNA Main Campus, a Celebration of Diversity Breakfast will be held to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Desegregation of the University of North Alabama. Advanced tickets are $15.00 for individuals (or $100 for a table of 8 - with special recognition for the sponsoring organization) with proceeds going to support minority scholarship programs at UNA. Mr. Wendell Gunn, UNA's first African-American student, will be the featured speaker with musical performances by the UNA Student Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Terrance G. Brown. Tickets are available from the UNA Office of Student Engagement or by contacting the UNA Department of History and Political Science at 256-765–4306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Desegregation Conference, September 13, 2013
Online registration is now closed. For questions please contact Mrs. Martha Frances Graham in the History department at 256-765-4306.
A Conference: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Desegregation of the University of North Alabama
September 13, 2013
Guillot University Center
University of North Alabama
Panel 110:30 a.m. –11:45 a.m.
Desegregation in the South
Chair: Ulrich Groetsch, University of North Alabama
“‘The Long Walk Home’: Film and History in Alabama,” Pam Kingsbury, University of North Alabama.
“Before and After Desegregation: African-American Male Educators in a Small Southern Town,” Vivian Gunn Morris, University of Memphis and Curtis L. Morris, Independent Scholar.
Comments: Matt Schoenbachler, University of North Alabama
Lunch12:00 noon–1 p.m.
GUC Banquet Hall
“Removing Barriers Between Brothers and Sisters, Barriers of Law and Barriers of the Heart,” Wayne Flynt, Auburn University.
Panel 21:15 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Landmarking the Struggle for Civil and Human Rights in Alabama
Chair: Sarah Franklin, University of North Alabama
“Selma Civil Rights Multiple Property Nomination Project,” Abigail Gautreau, Middle Tennessee State University.
“Tabernacle Baptist Church, Selma,” Jessica R. French, Middle Tennessee State University.
“U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis project,” Carroll Van West, Middle Tennessee State University.
Comments: Lynne Rieff, University of North Alabama
Panel 32:45 p.m. –4:00 p.m.
Work, Religion and Education: Oral History and the African-American Experience in the Shoals
Chair: Yaschica Williams, University of North Alabama
“Religion in the Lives of the African-American Community of the Shoals,” Kristen Tippett Briggs, University of North Alabama.
“Work in the Lives of the African-American Community of the Shoals,” Wesley Garmon, University of North Alabama.
“Education in the Lives of the African-American Community of the Shoals,” Hannah Goode Garmon, University of North Alabama.
Comments: Carolyn Barske, University of North Alabama